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OCZ Offers 1.8'' Versions of Vertex, Onyx SSDs

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Need an SSD smaller than 2.5 inches? OCZ has just what you need.

Thursday OCZ launched a new pair of 1.8-inch SSDs as an upgrade option for the "thin and light" market. According to the company, these two new drives will deliver the reliability and performance expected from high-end enthusiasts while meeting the small form factor requirements of ultra-thin notebooks, netbooks, nettops, and tablet PCs.

The 1.8-inch Vertex 2 was engineered for maximum production, delivering the same performance as the larger 2.5-inch version. Driven by SandForce, the new drive excels in 4 KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS and features transfer rates up to 285 MB/s read and 275 MB/s write. The SSD will also come in three capacities: 60 GB, 120 GB, and 240 GB.

As for the other SSD, the 1.8-inch Onyx, OCZ said that it's more suited for the mainstream consumer, offering an "aggressive price point" for those looking to increase performance and the overall lifespan of their current system. Using an Indilinx controller, this SSD delivers transfer rates up to 135 MB/s read and 70 MB/s write. It also features 64 MB of cache, and consumes only one watt of power--even during intensive computing. Storage capacities come in 32 GB and 64 GB flavors.

OCZ said that both drives use an SATA II interface and provides support for TRIM. Prices start at $243.99 for the Vertex 2, and $107.99 for the Onyx (currently sold out on Amazon).

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    razercultmember1 , June 18, 2010 8:44 PM
    are the prices going down this is awesome!
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    Pyroflea , June 18, 2010 10:14 PM
    Very cool! I'm looking forward to having affordable, high-performance, high-capacity SSD's. No more worrying about disk failure. I can think of a few projects I'm working on that these would work nicely in...
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    NeeKo , June 18, 2010 10:31 PM
    32GB FOR 107USD? Nice! Thats Cheap!

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    dEAne , June 19, 2010 6:20 AM
    cool next thing others will follow.
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    bin1127 , June 19, 2010 4:32 PM
    $246 for 60Gb vertex 2 is a great price.
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    nord_musician , June 19, 2010 7:05 PM
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    nord_musician , June 19, 2010 7:06 PM
    nord_musicianSOOOO CHEAP! DD

    I want 4 of them!

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    Anonymous , June 20, 2010 8:28 AM
    Why are most SSDs 2.5 inch. Why aren't there more 3.5 inch form factors?
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    joe gamer , June 21, 2010 1:59 PM
    God just make them cheaper already shit. I need more of these beauties.